CLARK — The American Cancer Society is planning a “Relay Blitz Weekend” to inform the community about their upcoming event, Relay For Life of Clark, a fun and unique way to join in the battle against cancer.
This weekend, cancer survivors and ACS volunteers will be set up in various “hot spots” throughout Clark to let community members know about the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.
One way to identify a Relay Blitz Hot Spot is to look for a table or station decorated in purple, the signature color of Relay For Life. These stations will be set up in front of homes and outside local shops, eateries, and businesses. Some residents of Clark will hold garage sales or setup a lemonade stand with the intention of donating the proceeds to American Cancer Society Relay For Life. During Blitz Weekend, many businesses will have “Relay Specials” for patrons, and will donate a percentage of their earnings from the weekend.
Volunteers at each location will have printed information available explaining Relay For Life in detail, and will be available to assist those who are interested in registering for the upcoming event. Volunteers at all stations will accept donations from those who wish to support the lifesaving mission of the American Cancer Society.
Christina Andrascik, American Cancer Society special events manager said, “We hope to unite the community in support of this very worthy cause by bringing the Relay Buzz back to Clark”.
The fourth annual Relay For Life of Clark will take place on Friday, June 10, at Arthur L Johnson High School, 365 Westfield Avenue beginning 6 p.m., and continuing throughout the night until 6 a.m. the following morning.
Relay For Life is a celebration of hope and survivorship. An estimated 100 teams will take turns walking or running on a track overnight not only to collect funds, but to increase awareness by showing the community that by working together, we can make a huge difference in the fight against cancer.
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